This Patriot Ledger opinion piece highlights the notable efforts of MASSCreative and applauds towns across the state that are using the arts to revitalize their communities and to improve education. Read the opinion piece here.
On June 30, Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $12 million budget for arts, cultural, and creative communities. This is an 8% increase from last fiscal year’s budget. Read the article here.
A proposed budget by the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee recommends cutting the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s budget from $11.1 million to $5 million in the next fiscal year. Read the article here and reach out to your local representatives to tell him/her to support Rep. Cory Atkins’ proposed $16 million budget for the Massachusetts Arts Council instead.